People Who Answer Their Phone At the Movies

Has this ever happened to you? Because it’s happened to me.

The movie theater (or, “The Movies”, for short, as everyone likes it to be called), is a place where silence is supposed to run throughout. That being said, isn’t it just plain ridiculous when someone answers their phone during the movie?

I know it doesn’t happen very often…but seriously. Texting is one thing: at least you’re not talking. But answering your phone? C’mon, that’s ruder than a crying baby. Because sometimes, they just can’t help it.

It’s bad enough to hear the obnoxious ringtone that may incur from the cell phone ringing. But when the person answers the phone, you know all hell breaks loose.

Old women trying to watch the movie are practically screaming for them to turn their phone off. The guy next to the person is elbowing him/her to quit it. Even teenagers are getting angry, and sometimes, they don’t care about anything.

It would be as if this movie was their last, and the cell phone talker was ruining the moment for them.

So, as a general rule of thumb…don’t answer your cell phone at “The Movies” if you don’t want popcorn/candy/soda/other objects thrown in your direction. It could be cataclysmic. You can wait till the end of the movie. Trust me.

That's all, folks.

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2 Responses to “People Who Answer Their Phone At the Movies”


  1. 1 The Perfectly Imperfect One August 30, 2010 at 9:13 PM

    I completely agree with you, although, texting is just as bad in my mind because you are in a dark theater and then WHAM bright light in the eyes of the people around you.

    Nice post 🙂

  2. 2 scarletsculturegarden August 31, 2010 at 6:58 AM

    Completely agree: my best friend insists on checking her texts every two seconds when we go to the movies but the worst offender had to be the guy who talked FOR HALF AN HOUR on the phone, VERY LOUDLY when I went to see Indiana Jones a couple of years back. Both me and my friend wanted to take the phone from him and stamp on it.


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